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The mind of Benedict

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, was back in Ireland recently to deliver a lecture on the theology of Pope Benedict. In an interview for RNN, he spoke to Piaras Jackson about the Pope’s theology and attitudes. Michael Paul was asked what themes he sees in the Pope’s writings. You ...

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Fr General gives homily at Mass of Thanksgiving

The text of the homily delivered by Adolfo Nicolás at the Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated on Sunday 20 January has been issued by S.J. Press Office, Rome. Above all I would like to say that this is not a message for the whole world. Rather, it is merely a simple homily; a prayerful reflection of today’s readings for us Jesuits ...

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Adolfo Nicolás SJ: Six hopes for the General Congregation

When he left for Rome as an elector at GC35, Father Adolfo Nicolás SJ was Moderator of the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania. Shortly before leaving, he expressed his thoughts about – and hopes for – GC35 in Province Express, a newsletter of the Australian Jesuits. Can we be realistic? I can still remember GC34. They are fond, ...

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Personal response to election of Father Adolfo Nicolás

The following personal response to the election today of Fr Adolfo Nicolás as Superior General of the Jesuits has been sent by Fr Fernando Franco of the Jesuit Social Justice Secretariat. We left the election hall only a few minutes ago. I am glad to announce that we have a new Superior General of the Society of Jesus. There is ...

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Worrying time in Kenya

Violence in Kenya in recent weeks has already taken more than 600 lives, and it is feared that the situation may worsen in coming days. John Guiney SJ, who spent many years working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in East Africa, has been corresponding with his colleagues there. From Elias Omondi SJ, Director of the Hakimani Faith and Justice centre ...

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From French Polisher to Roman Secretary

An interview with Christy Murray on Nov, 10, 2005 First published in Interfuse Interfuse: I was amazed when I found out that you were born in 1912 – on February 29! You are one of those special people. Christy Murray: Yes. A birthday only every four years. That’s why you have lived so long, probably! Sure you’re only 23 years ...

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Homily at the Opening Mass of GC35

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Franc Card. Rodé, C.M. Dear members of the xxxv General Congregation of the Society of Jesus St Ignatius considered the General Congregation “work and a distraction” (Const. 677) which momentarily interrupts the apostolic commitments of a large number of qualified members of the Society of Jesus and for this reason, clearly differing from what is ...

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Address to the Irish Province Assembly, 1978

by Pedro Arrupe SJ My dear brothers in Christ. Not counting my short stay in nineteen hundred and seventy one, for the meeting of the Ecumenists, it is nearly eleven years since I had the opportunity to visit Ireland for a more satisfying exchange with you. I was new to the office of General then. I hope what I had ...

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